Ford Recalls Nearly 775K Explorer SUVs Following Reports Of Six Injuries

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By Paul R. La Monica, CNN BusinessJuly 19, 2021 astatine 12:19 pm

(CNN) — Ford said Friday that it has recalled astir 775,000 of its fashionable Explorer sports inferior vehicles astir the satellite pursuing reports of six injuries related to steering issues successful North America.

The car institution said the recalls were for the 2013-2017 models of the Explorer. Ford said successful a press release that “affected vehicles whitethorn acquisition a clunk noise, antithetic handling, oregon a misaligned rear wheel.”

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Ford noted that these peculiar Explorer models whitethorn person problems with a fractured rear suspension toed nexus that “significantly diminishes steering control, expanding the hazard of a crash.”

The institution said that of the 774,696 recalled vehicles, 676,152 were successful North America and 59,935 were successful China. The remaining recalls took spot successful Europe, South America and different planetary markets.

Notifications to owners volition statesman the week of Aug. 23 and dealers volition inspect and regenerate parts arsenic necessary.

Ford indicated that wintry upwind could beryllium a peculiar interest for the impacted Explorers, saying successful the merchandise that the affected vehicles successful the US are located successful “high-corrosion states” oregon regions wherever determination is simply a operation of acold weather, precocious humidity and important roadworthy brackish use.

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Ford said the recalled Explorers were built betwixt 2012 and 2017 astatine plants successful Chicago and Russia.

The institution besides announced 2 smaller recalls Friday of different models.

Ford recalled 34,939 of its 2020-2021 F-350 Super Duty trucks with a 6.7-liter motor and azygous rear instrumentality axle owed to a weld issue. It besides recalled 40,995 of its 2020-2021 Lincoln Aviator vehicles with 3.0-liter state engines due to the fact that they whitethorn person improperly secured artillery cablegram ligament harnesses which could effect successful a abbreviated circuit and imaginable fire.

Ford added that nary injuries person been reported arsenic a effect of either issue.

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